Youth and Schools
We have a team of experienced and trained staff and coaches who deliver all our programmes with a passion that will enthuse those taking part.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
We look forward to welcoming you back in September to experience our wealth of outdoor learning opportunities.
Please e-mail us to enquire about our programmes or make a provisional booking.
We are closely monitoring the guidance set out by the Government and welcome the road map for the return of outdoor learning in the Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance
For more details on our response please see our COVID Secure Risk Management Summary.
Outdoor learning programmes for Primary, Secondary, SEN schools and groups
SEN Schools and Groups
Discover the Lee Valley Regional Park in bite size portions combining three short workshops to create unique and relevant programme for your students.
Lee Valley VeloPark Regeneration in Action
This is a fantastic opportunity for geography students to visit Lee Valley VeloPark, one of the most iconic venues of the London 2012 Games.
In Lee Valley Regional Park
£5.60 per student for a half day’s visit (one programme)
£8.60 per student for a full day’s visit (two programmes)
£8.60 per student for our 10:00-14:00 Discovery Day
£50 guided walk group (one hour)
School based visits (price as below plus mileage at 50p per mile)
Stone Age Discovery Day £350 for up to 35 pupils
Forest Schools £5.50 per pupil per week (minimum of six week blocks)
We've a minimum charge for smaller groups. The minimum number for each of the groups listed below:
20 primary, secondary and post 16 pupils
15 for youth groups
10 for special needs/ forest schools groups
Vary by venue and activity
Opportunities for assessing learner progress
Our Youth and Schools team who deliver our outdoor education programmes use numerous techniques to assess student learning. These will facilitate teacher’s assessment of their students’ learning throughout their session.
Questions and answer sessions
Enabling students to make predictions and reasoning using knowledge gained during sessions, research and conclude their findings during the visit
Role play presentations to each other, teachers and/or the whole group to reiterate key facts learnt
Individual learning and decision making
Creating designs based on research and presenting ideas and designs in groups
Navigating under time limits and obtaining scores during competitions
Health and safety information
Guidance for visiting the park
The guidance notes for leaders visiting the park contain important information that must be read prior to visiting us (if you have any difficulty accessing this document please contact us for a hard copy).
Guidance for in school visits
The guidance notes for in school visits contain important information that must be read prior to us visiting you (if you have any difficulty accessing this document please contact us for a hard copy).
School based visits and self led park visits to the park
Lee Valley Regional Park stretches 26 miles (42 kms) from Ware in Hertfordshire to the banks of the Thames in East London. It comprises a host of leisure facilities. Activities available range from ice skating through to horse riding cycling and golf as well as a visit to the popular Lee Valley Animal Adventure Park.
School based visits
We would love you to experience our 10,000 acre park, however if you can’t join us, we offer opportunities to come to you. The following programmes can be offered in schools:
PAWS B – Mindfulness in Schools Programme – coming soon- contact us to be kept updated
Self Led visits
There are opportunities for you to arrange your own visit to sites and venue throughout the park, from Middlesex Filter Beds and Walthamstow Marshes in the south, to River Lee Country Park and Rye House Gatehouse in the north.
Please contact us if you would like to run a self-led visit to the park as there are various health and safety and site control measures of which your group need to be aware.